November 6, 2013

What Is Unfair About Forced Arbitration?

by Levin & Perconti

We frequently rail against forced arbitration clauses used in nursing home admission contracts which limit the rights of residents and their family to seek recourse following neglect and mistreatment. All Illinois families are urged to avoid these “agreements” at all costs.

But what is truly unfair about arbitration agreements? It is helpful to run down a list of a few of the aspects to the process that slant against the consumer.

Juries & Evidence
There are many different reasons why arbitration is unfair for nursing home residents. Just consider how a large corporate defendant--like a nursing home company--would create a dispute resolution system if they could make it themselves. Would they keep the jury? Would they allow the parties extended time to discover all of the information about the case? Would they make it affordable for lower income plaintiffs?

The answer to those questions is: No. In almost every aspect arbitration is set-up to take what big-defendants like about the regular civil justice system and discard what they do not. For attorneys who work in the system and appreciate the significance of all of these procedural decisions, it is obvious that arbitration is nothing more than a way for big companies to be held less accountable for the consequences of their mistakes.

Consider the jury. Essentially since the nation’s founding, Americans have appreciated that when two sides disagree, the fairest way that we have decide the matter it to take a sampling of neutral fellow citizens (the jury), present the information to them, and have them decide.

But considering that companies often engage in conduct that harms other--and juries call them on it--they use arbitration as a way to sidestep those jurors altogether. Instead, arbitration limits the decision to anywhere from one to three paid professionals. In some cases those arbitrators have close personal connections to the very industry that is accused of wrongdoing. This is a huge step away from a fair group of unbiased decision makers. There is no way around it, by taking away the right to a jury in nursing home neglect cases, forced arbitration inflicts a damaging blow on the rights of all community members to seek the protection of the law when they are harmed by negligence.

But it doesn’t end there. Many procedural details are changed with arbitration to the disadvantage of the plaintiff. For one thing, there is limited “discovery.” Discovery is the process by which both sides in the case collect evidence to be used in a potential trial.

It can include interviews with important individuals, requests for documents, and more. In nursing home neglect cases, discovery is usually more important for the plaintiff who is trying to show the neglect. Nursing home defendants would rather no information change hands--making it easier for them to hide their mistreatment. The limited time-frame of arbitration and lack of procedural protections (i.e. there is no subpoena power) makes it very difficult for many injured parties to collect the evidence they need to prove mistreatment. That does not mean that elder neglect did not take place, just that the process allows nursing home to more easily skirt their responsibilities.

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August 9, 2013

Alternative Forms of Elder Care

by Levin & Perconti

If you or a loved one have a medical conditions that necessitate long-term care and would prefer to live in a setting that closely resembles a real home, you might consider the Green House Project. The Green House Project operates a number of homes in many states that are alternatives to living in a nursing home. The Green House Project was developed by Dr. William H. Thomas in 2003 to personalize elder care by redesigning the nursing home model to give residents more privacy and control over their lives. The project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and by 2011 had created 99 Green House Project homes in 27 states.

If you choose a Green House project home, you will have your own private room and bathroom. You will also have access to a living room, a kitchen, and an open dining area. Green House Project homes are different from nursing homes in that they do not have strict schedules and you will be encouraged to interact openly with staff and other residents. If you choose a home in a Green House Project, you will live in a small community atmosphere with approximately 10-12 other residents. The Green House Project is unique because it can offer you autonomy and purposeful living. In addition, Green House Project homes are widely recognized as offering senior citizens a living arrangement where they have very high levels of direct care and a great deal of staff involvement.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers senior citizens a housing arrangement where they can receive care for the rest of their lives. If you are relatively independent, you may first choose to move into the independent living section of a CCRC. If you get older and need more help with daily activities, a CCRC can offer you the option of switching your living arrangement to the assisted living unit or the nursing facility as your needs change. A CCRC usually offers different housing types, from apartments and townhouses to individual homes. Some CCRC’s combine garden apartments with high-rise nursing homes. A CCRC can offer you many benefits including recreational and social activities and nursing home care at a fixed or below-market rate. If you think a CCRC may be the best option for you, you should be prepared to pay an admission fee and a monthly occupancy fee. One of the main benefits to you of living in a CCRC is that the monthly fee that you pay does not usually rise, or will rise only by a modest amount. Even if declining health forces you to move from an independent living unit to the assisted care and later the nursing facility, the costs will not generally rise that much. The admission fee that you will pay upon moving into a CCRC can later be used to pay for the higher costs you may incur if you need to move to the assisted living unit or the facility’s nursing home. A CCRC can offer you the assurance that you can later pay for assisted living costs or nursing home costs while remaining in a familiar facility that provides you with quality care.

Assisted Living Facilities
An assisted living facility might be best for you or a loved one if you need some assistance with daily living activities but do not need the extra degree of health care provided by a nursing home. While a nursing home is best for those who need 24-hour medical care because of chronic medical conditions, you might consider an assisted living facility if you want to live independently and occasionally need help with things like bathing and managing your medications.

Most assisted living facilities have from 60-70 residents and many have intensive Alzheimer’s care units. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America, an assisted living facility is a combination of services and health care designed to help elderly people with daily living activities and which do not generally provide the level of skilled medical care that nursing homes provide. Payment for most assisted living facilities is usually done through a private pay arrangement. If you have long-term care insurance, it is likely that your policy has been written to pay for care in an assisted living facility. In general, if you have two or more deficits in activities of daily living, your long-term care insurance will cover the costs of an assisted living facility. If you suffer from a condition such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia, your long-term care insurance will cover the costs of an assisting living facility because these are severe cognitive impairments.

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July 10, 2013

Federal Resources to Learn About Long-Term Care Options

by Levin & Perconti

There is such variety in the quality of nursing homes that it is absolutely essential to take care when making a selection for a loved one. Weighing the facility’s track record, location to family members, available amenities, perspective of current residents, and other factors is critical. It is not a stretch to say that the life of your relative is on the line, and it is well worth it to take all the available time to make the appropriate choice.

But as far too many Illinois families know, there often is not much available time. Many seniors suffer a fall, stroke, heart attack, or other accident that forces them to move into a facility where they can receive around the clock assistance right away. Adult children, other relatives, and friends often have to help make a nursing home decision almost immediately.

Prepare Ahead of Time
While it is impossible to know exactly what the future holds, it is never a bad idea to conduct some basic research ahead of time to understand the long-term care process for your or a loved one. Investigation does not mean that the need for nursing home care is automatic. Instead, it is just a pragmatic step to prepare for an uncertain future.

Deciding on reasonable facilities is just one of many questions to consider. For one thing, there any many different types of long-term care settings, each offering different levels of care. Understanding the distinctions is helpful.

On top of that, finances must be accounted for. Where will the money come from to pay for the care? Long-term care costs can be quite significant, and many seniors do not have the resources to pay for it on their own--at least not for long. In addition, Medicare, which provides healthcare for many seniors, actually does not cover most long-term skilled nursing home stays (only short rehab needs). Instead, that burden falls to Medicaid. Qualification for Medicaid is far different than Medicare, as it is based on financial need and not age. Qualifying for Medicaid often requires one to “spend down” their assets. This can result in a family home or other assets being lost. Steps can be taken to protect some of those assets, but it is usually only possible when an estate planning attorney is consulted who can use specialized legal tools (like a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust) to guard against future uncertainty.

One helpful resources to browse with regard to all of these issues actually comes directly from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a website: www.longtermcare.gov. The site has a wide range of information about types of long-term care, making reasonable choices, and understanding the related finances..

The attorneys at our firm have worked with countless families whose loved ones suffered serious injury (or even death) as a result of poor nursing home care. Considering the stakes and the prevalence of mistreatment, we urge all local residents to familiarize themselves with these long-term care issues as early as possible to give your loved one the best chance possible of receiving appropriate care free of error.

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September 7, 2010

Hospital Status Affects Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

by Levin & Perconti

Managing the financial details of entering and staying in a nursing home can be complicated and confusing for many potential residents. The consideration of whether Medicare will cover a nursing home stay depends on the official status that a patient receives at a hospital before being moved to the nursing facility, according to the Washington Post.

Specifically, Medicare will typically only cover a follow-up stay at a nursing home if an individual has three consecutive days of hospitalization as an inpatient. It will then pay for up to 100 days of rehabilitation or skilled nursing care. An inpatient is distinct from being labeled as an observation patient—where doctors are simply providing watch over a patient to ensure no complications or problems develop. When considering post-hospital care options, it is important to know that official label. A single patient can be switched from inpatient to observation patient, but the doctor is required to notify you if that change occurs.

It is not possible to appeal the official hospital determination of your status, regardless of whether or not you feel that you will need nursing home care following the hospitalization. Some suggest calling your personal physicians and asking him or her to talk to the hospital on your behalf regarding your patient label if you strongly believe that you should be considered an inpatient instead of at the hospital for observation only.

If that option does not work, it is still possible to enroll at a nursing home and ask Medicare to be billed. The request will likely be denied, but that can be appealed. However, if those appeals are not accepted, the individual patient will be responsible for the charges.

Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand that finances are one of many concerns that potential residents and their families have when deciding how to provide necessary care following hospitalizations. While figuring out the cost of nursing home stays, it is incredibly important to also consider the quality of the facility that may be used. Our lawyers have seen first-hand the devastation caused by bad nursing homes that do not take resident heath, safety, and dignity seriously. There is extreme disparity in the quality of care provided at some nursing homes as opposed to others. It is vital to understand the quality of these facilities before making a final decision.

March 25, 2010

Picking a Nursing Home For a Loved One in Illinois

by Levin & Perconti

A New York Times article has laid out many times for helping those dealing with the stressful task of choosing a nursing home. Chief executive of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging states that you can find a nursing home with a safe, engaging and pleasant environment if you “know what to look for and how to search.” The first step is to start with the data by looking at a nursing home’s health inspection data, staffing and quality measures. You may obtain this information by going to the Medicare website and using the “nursing home compare” tool. The next helpful step is to visit the nursing home numerous times. Ask to speak with the executive director, lead physician and head nurse. Take notice as to whether staff members are being friendly with the patients. When speaking with nursing home representatives make sure to ask the nursing homes if they engage in “person-centered care” as well as “consistent assignment” These homes will allow patients to generally manage their own schedules and choose when they wake up. Finally, make sure to inquire about the staff turnover. Countless studies have found that nursing home staffs with high turnover rates are more likely to commit nursing home negligence.

There are many helpful sources for choosing a nursing home in Illinois. The Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti recommend visiting the Illinois Department of Health’s Website to examine information on each nursing home in Illinois. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at the Illinois Department of Aging is another helpful resource for families choosing a nursing home for a loved one. They run a Senior Helpline that you may access by calling 1-800-252-8966.

January 14, 2010

Chicago Lawyers Levin & Perconti File Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit against The Renaissance at 87th

by Levin & Perconti

Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys Steven Levin and Margaret Battersby of Levin & Perconti filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the Renaissance at 87th nursing home in Chicago. The nursing home lawsuit alleges that the 92-year-old African-American woman died because the nursing home failed to properly care for her gastric tube. In December 2007, the woman received a gastric tube to receive food and medications and it malfunctioned. In May 2009, the resident’s g-tube fell out and the nursing home staff had to insert a Foley catheter to replace the tube.

The resident’s daughter then noticed changes in her mother’s condition and behavior. When the daughter brought this to the nursing home staff’s attention they ignored her complaint. On June 1, the Director of Nursing immediately recognized her urgent medical care. She was transferred to the hospital and died on June 2. The Illinois Department of Public Health launched an investigation and cited the Renaissance at 87th. Nursing home neglect lawyer Steven Levin stated that The Renaissance at 87th violated the Nursing Home Care Act by failing to provide the proper care to prevent the g-tube from malfunctioning. He added that as a nursing home lawyer, he oftentimes sees nursing home owners put profits before their resident’s needs. The resident’s daughter visited her mother daily and found that the staff had not bathed her or changed her undergarments. Many family members could not communicate their disapproval for the nursing care and had no advocates to speak on behalf of them. The Renaissance at 87th is among the many homes in Illinois that have a one star rating, the lowest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Nursing Home Compare Website.

December 2, 2009

Illinois Nursing Home Ratings Website Offers Free Membership

by Levin & Perconti

The holiday season is a time for giving, and, Gunther's Grades would like to offer three months of free membership to all new members during the month of December. For information on how to take advantage of this holiday special, go to www.gunthersgrades.com.

Gunther's Grades is a web meeting place where caregivers, families and friends can access, rate and share information regarding long-term care and facilities in Illinois.

Visit Gunther's Grades to view ratings of Illinois nursing homes submitted by other families and caregivers.

October 21, 2009

Illinois Task Force Hears Concern about Mentally Ill in Facilities

by Levin & Perconti

Social workers, residents and advocates filled a hearing room to demand that Illinois stop using nursing homes to house younger adults with mental illness, including felons who police say assaulted, raped and even killed elderly and disabled housemates. The panel members heard a cascade of criticism and questions about the state’s decades-long pattern of channeling younger, mentally ill felons into facilitates that house geriatric and disabled residents. Illinois needs to stop institutionalizing people in nursing homes who are only there because of a mental illness. Currently Illinois houses about 15,000 people whose primary diagnosis is a mental illness. It is estimated that roughly 10,000 mentally ill residents could be moved into less institutional settings within five years if the state moved numbers around in the budget. Under Illinois law, all incoming nursing home residents are given a criminal background check and assessed for the risk they pose to other residents if felonies are discovered. However, these screenings can take too long and residents are at risk for nursing home abuse in the meantime. To read more about the nursing home hearing, please click the link.

October 11, 2009

Study Shows Poorly Performing Nursing Homes

by Levin & Perconti

According to the Government Accountability Office almost 4 percent of the nation’s 16,000 nursing homes could be considered “the most poorly performing” of standards of nursing homes. The most poorly performing home’s tended to be chain-affiliated, for-profit and have more beds and residents. To identify the worst homes in the nation, GAO applied CMS’s Special Focus Facilities methodology on a nationwide basis and made refinements to the methodology that “strengthened” GAO’s estimate. The most poorly performing nursing homes had notably more deficiencies. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has identified that four Illinois nursing homes are Special Focus Facilities that include:

Pekin Manor in Pekin, Illinois
Shawnee Rose Care Center in Harrisburg, Illinois
Embassy Health Care Centre in Wilmington, Illinois
International Village in Chicago, Illinois

To read more about the nursing home study, please visit the NCCNHR’s website.

August 21, 2009

Death at Burnham Terrace Home may be the Result of Nursing Home Abuse

by Levin & Perconti

In April of 2009, Levin & Perconti discussed the death of a nursing home resident in the village of Burnham, located in the southern suburb of Chicago. This death may have been the resident of nursing home abuse. The victim died on April 1 from injuries he sustained during an altercation, which may have been at the home. A further autopsy revealed that the man died from multiple person injuries he sustained during the attack. To read about this nursing home abuse, please click the link.

The Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers at Levin & Perconti have represented victims of poor care at Burnham Terrace in the past. If you believe a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of nursing home negligence at Burnham Terrance, contact our offices at 312-332-2872 for a free consultation with an experienced Chicago nursing home lawyer.

June 30, 2009

Expose shows that Quality of Care in Black Seniors’ Nursing Home is Drastically Behind that of White Seniors

by Levin & Perconti

While Cynthia and Earl Wade look through a photo album, they remember their mother who was rushed to an emergency room less than 10 days into her stay at the International Nursing and Rehab Center. Their mother had explicit instructions on her medical chart not to administer dialysis through her left arm. However, the nurse ignored these explicit directions and inserted a needle into her left arm, sending her to the nursing home. Unfortunately, Luzella Wade could not recover from her injuries, and wrongfully died. Her attorney Steven Levin filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family in Cook County for the wrongful death of their mother. However, the story goes deeper, when the Chicago Reporter investigations revealed that this type of nursing home negligence occurs more in black nursing homes than those in white. In fact, Illinois has the highest number of poorly rated black nursing homes nationwide. Additionally nearly 85 percent of black nursing homes got the lowest rating for nurse staffing. To read more about the inadequacies in nursing homes, please read the Chicago Reporter.

May 30, 2009

Disparaties in Care Found in Alden Nursing Homes in Chicago

by Levin & Perconti

The wrongful death of an 85-year-old Chicago nursing home resident launched an investigation by The Chicago Reporter to determine the qualities of nursing homes throughout Illinois. The investigation found that the specific South Side nursing home has the worst rating that any home can receive and that residents get less than half the time each day with staff than residents at a predominately white facility in Evanston which is operated by the same owner. If this nursing home negligence lawsuit is filed, it will be the 14th in Cook County court against the Alden nursing homes between 2004 and 2009. That’s more than three times the elderly neglect lawsuits than half of the city’s 91 nursing homes, with the median number being four. Schlossberg has ownership in 30 homes in Illinois. An analysis of those homes revealed that there were racial disparities in the care that that residents received. Each of the three predominately black facilities received the lowest possible nursing home rating. The two facilities with the highest ratings had 84 percent white residents. Residents at the predominately black homes received much less staff time than residents of the white facilities. For example residents at the Evanston location received 5.53 hours of care per day, while the Harvey facility received 1.73 hours per day. The investigation also found that the disparities between black and white homes were even greater where at least 75 percent of care was paid by Medicaid. The idea that race plays a role a facility’s quality of care is greatly disturbing fact recovered by this investigation.

To read more about the disparities in nursing homes, please click the link.

For a map of the Schlossberg nursing homes in the Chicago land area, please click the link.

February 6, 2009

Illinois Nursing Home Changes Look

by Levin & Perconti

Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet, Illinois is changing its facility to allow their residents more independence. Schedules that once were set in stone are now more flexible and accommodating. The residents can decide when to wake up, when to bathe, when to exercise and what to eat. Usually nursing homes run like hospitals, where residents had cemented routines, were sometimes heavily medicated or physically restrained to avoid disruption, and had few choices about how to live out their years. The transformation under way is part of a national reshaping of nursing homes to make needs and preferences of residents central to operations. Legions of health-care advocates have pushed for more nursing homes to adapt these practices. A study released show that a third of the country’s 16,000 nursing homes have adopted cultural-change practices and another quarter of the homes are moving in that direction. The federal government is also urging a change in the way nursing homes are run. To read more about the Illinois change, click here.

December 18, 2008

Nursing Home Rating System Open to Public

by Levin & Perconti

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a new ranking system for nursing homes. The system which appoints between one and five stars to nursing homes will allow the public to review a nursing home before placing a loved one in the facility. The rating system looks at staff levels which are crucial for proper nursing home supervision and to prevent elder accidents such as broken hips and nursing home falls. The system also looks at inspection reports based on past nursing home complaints, usually related to elder abuse and elder neglect. This new rating system also looks at quality control measures to ensure that nursing homes are run appropriately. To read more about the new nursing home ranking system click here.

December 16, 2008

Choosing a Nursing Home in Illinois Made Easy-Part I

by Levin & Perconti

The new Medicare Nursing Home Compare Website can be used by Illinois residents to pick a nursing home that they feel comfortable and secure placing their loved one in. Several Illinois nursing homes have received poor ratings on the new Medicare sponsored website. Levin & Perconti attorneys specializing in nursing home abuse and elder neglect cases have brought several nursing home lawsuits against the homes which received poor rankings. Levin & Perconti have filed lawsuits for elder neglect, elder abuse, resident injuries some resulting in surgery and even death against the following nursing homes:

Warren Barr Pavilion
International Village
Alden Lakeland Rehab & HCC
Renaissance at Hillside

To research more nursing homes on the Medicare website please click here.
If you or someone you love may have been harmed in a nursing home please contact the attorneys at Levin & Perconti.

September 4, 2008

Illinois Nursing Homes: How to Pick a Home to Prevent Nursing Home Lawsuits, Abuse and Neglect

by Levin & Perconti

Choosing an Illinois nursing home for a loved one can be a difficult decision. The media and news reports dictate that often nursing home falls, nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect and nursing home deaths are the norm. However there are many free services that exist to help someone choose an Illinois nursing home appropriate for the level of care, supervision and monitoring that a nursing home resident deserves to receive. In Chicago, Illinois a free resource is offered through the Illinois Department of Public Health so that one is able to look at how many past complaints, violations and penalties have been given to an Illinois nursing home. In today’s world this free internet source is invaluable and may be one of the best ways to prevent a nursing home lawsuit from occurring and preventing the need to contact a nursing home lawyer in the future. Many gimmicks exist to try to have individuals pay for reports on the quality of nursing homes but the nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti believe that the reports from the Illinois Department of Public Health are an invaluable source of information. To access the website click here.

June 23, 2008

New Help in Evaluating Nursing Homes

by Levin & Perconti

When 84-year-old John DeBias’ health began declining a few years ago, he was forced to abandon his condo in Florida and return to Carpentersville, Illinois, to live with his daughter. However, five months ago, John broke his leg and then suffered a heart attack during surgery and, as he continued to get worse, living with his daughter, Karen, a single working mother, became impossible since she simply did not have the time to devote to her ailing father and in-house health care was not enough. It was then that John was forced to move into a nursing home. Since January, John has lived in multiple Illinois nursing homes. He is finally in one that works for the family, but getting there was difficult. Most of the nursing homes put a good show on for the residents’ families, but care ends up being inadequate and seniors are left to fend for themselves more than they are able. A stint in one nursing home left John with weight loss of 13 pounds in two weeks, urinary tract and yeast infections, a shoulder injury from being pushed and pulled around, dehydration and malnutrition, and pressure sores.

Unfortunately, this is not a unique story for nursing home residents. In 2003, nation-wide state Long Term Care Ombudsmen programs collectively investigated 20,673 complaints against nursing homes and board and care residents. The Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008 is aimed at improving consumer knowledge about the quality of nursing homes. Some ways the Act is achieving that goal is by: (1) posting nursing home ownership details, a standard complaint form, and links to inspection reports on www.medicare.gov; (2) increasing the maximum fines from $10,000 to $100,000 for any nursing home deficiency that results in a death; and (3) independently auditing nursing home chains, allowing closer watching of chains that have failed to comply in the past. In addition, separate from the legislation, there will be a website by the end of the year that evaluates nursing homes on a five-star rating system.

Read more here.

June 19, 2008

Gold Stars to Be Used to Rank Nursing Home Safety

by Levin & Perconti

Gold Stars have found their place outside of a child’s classroom. In fact gold stars will now be used to rank nursing home safety and nursing home care levels. The Nursing Home Compare Website will soon feature the rankings to allow Americans to determine which nursing homes are safe and which nursing homes have experienced nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse issues. Nursing home inspections over the past 3 years will be reviewed to determine the home’s ranking between a level of one star (the lowest) to five stars (the highest). To see more about this advance that will help nursing home choices become easier for individuals click here.

June 10, 2008

American Geriatrics Society's New Report on Assited Living Facilities

by Levin & Perconti

The American Geriatrics Society has promulgated a new position statement regarding nursing home care. The American Geriatrics Society believes that Assisted Living Facilities may benefit seniors over the care offered at long term nursing homes. Nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home failure to supervise and other concerns have prompted a need to look at alternative care facilities. To read the full report of the American Geriatrics Society recommendations click here.

May 1, 2008

Levin & Perconti Founder and Senior Partner John Perconti Interviewed on ABC News about Rosewood Nursing Homes

by Levin & Perconti

Levin & Perconti Founder and Senior Partner John Perconti was interviewed Chicago’s ABC affiliate about the dangers of uninsured nursing homes. The report focused on Rosewood Nursing Homes, specifically the Rosewood Inverness nursing home where a resident died after falling while abandoned in a washroom for an extended period of time. According to Perconti, the nursing home has now taken a defensive position. This case highlights the dangers of uninsured nursing homes: when a nursing home is at fault for a resident’s nursing home abuse and neglect, the victim deserves just and reasonable compensation for their injuries. An uninsured nursing home can attempt to escape responsibility. In fact, some Rosewood Nursing Homes are insured by foreign corporations that do not follow US laws and are not subject to jurisdiction in US courts.

See the video here.